Brechin Under-13s 1
Dryburgh Under-13s 5
Brechin City Youths Under-13s came into this match knowing they were facing an excellent side and so it proved right from the start.
Brechin were defending valiantly right through the first half and when Dryburgh did break through the back four, goalkeeper Tyler Webley showed his class with a string of saves, none better than when he made three point blank saves during a goalmouth scramble to keep his side level.
With around five minutes of the first half to play, Brechin took the lead completely against the run of play.
As the ball was played in behind the Dryburgh defence, striker Finlay Keith showed great speed to outpace the last defender before hitting a shot which the ‘keeper got his hands to but could not stop from hitting the back of the net.
Half-time: Brechin Under-13s 1, Dryburgh Under-13s 0.
The second half started in much the same fashion as the first with Dryburgh looking to claw back the deficit.
Brechin were again struggling to break out of their own half and it was no surprise when Dryburgh equalised and then shortly afterwards took the lead.
The visitors were making chances at will and it was again, only down to Webley that Brechin stayed in the match as he made save after save.
They did have a chance to equalise when the pace of Keith again took him clear however a defender got back to pressure the shot which pulled narrowly wide for what was Brechin’s last chance of the match.
The Brechin resistance weakened as the game went on and Dryburgh scored another three goals to make a final score that was probably reflective of the match.
A club spokesperson said: “The boys were outplayed from first minute to last and the scoreline could have been more embarrassing had Tyler Webley not been on top form. Despite the lads being on the receiving end of a management rollicking after the game, they deserve credit for their overall performance during the first half of this season, which has been way beyond what was expected in August. All in all 2014 has been a very successful year for the team.”